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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Family Services for Adolescent Parents, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The mission of The Community Partnership is to support the development of healthy and thriving communities by promoting awareness of needs, creating and implementing services and partnerships to help meet those needs, and encouraging individual responsibility.

Target demographics: Children and families via several important programs

Geographic areas served: Ozarks Region Missouri

Programs: Capable Kids and Families - serving families with children with disabilities by offering home visits, a therapeutic equipment lending library of over 1,500 pieces, networking, play groups in our safe and accessible playroom, special events, resources. PLUS+1 - for pregnant and parenting young moms and dads. (Formerly known as the Young Parents Program) Offering home visits, life skills and parenting classes, mentoring, special events, and resources. Early Care and Education Working with child care provide to enhance the quality of care, preparing children so they are kindergarten-ready. Independent Living Program - serving youth aging out of the foster care system. The Community Partnership Resale Shop - Offering affordable furniture, clothing, shoes, household items, appliances, toys, books and more. Local donations meeting local needs. The Community Partnership Resale Shop also helps by providing vouchers for those in urgent need. A great place to shop, donate, and volunteer!

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Summer T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was among one of the early groups of young parents who received the assistance of the Conmunity Partnership. I was 17 when I used their services and now, 17 years later, I am a successful entrepeneur with a deeply rooted sense of community. I'm forever grateful for the experiences & support I received at the Partnership, and am delighted we have this resource in our area.

Robert199

Client Served

Rating: 5

The community partnership has help me and family out in so many ways. When I was 16 years old I was part of the young parents program and that program help me learn so different things and I had people who were going though the same thing I was at that time! It was a group that I could also count on. After I aged out I was sad but never forgot about what they did for me and my family.
And then in 2014 I had a miracle baby boy that was born at 24 weeks and has a lot of
Medical problems and disabilities. I heard about the program called capable kids. I look into it and join immediately. For the last year since my baby boy has been home after spending 9 months in the NICU this program has taught me so many things and as shown me so many things also. They are a wonderful support group and help us out in more ways than anyone can know!
The community partnership doesn't judge for what you are going through and the people there are so wonderful and doesn't judge for what you are going through or been though and the people there are so wonderful and caring! This program helps so many families in so many ways!
As a member I want to say thank you and you guys have helped me and my family more than anyone will know!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for The Community Partnership in Rolla, MO. My experience with every program and employee is amazing. Each person is very caring and "gives her/his all" to the project at hand. Such complete dedication is unusual and makes it so enjoyable to be a part of this wonderful program. Whether it is the Capable Kids Camp or the Linking Hearts activity for foster children and prospective parents, all are successful because of the dedication of the staff. Thank you for being such an integral part of our community!
Dottye Wolf, Rolla MO

Melissa319

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were a part of the Capable Kids and Families program and I do not know what we would have done without the Community Partnership. My son is disabled but just like other kids he outgrows things before you blink, normally no big deal but if you look at the price of special needs equipment, super big deal. We were able to borrow equipment that was just right for him and then switch for something else when we needed to, that would not have been an option if we had had to pay for equipment. Regular Bumbo $40, special needs Bumbo $199! My sons toddler years were much improved because of the Community Partnership.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Maybe lower the prices a bit,people are starting to say you are becoming Goodwill.

Comments ( 1 )

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TheCommunityPartnership 09/13/2016

We do not charge for our program services. This reviewer is referring to the Partnership Resale Shop, which is an important arm of our organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Community Partnership got me through some very hard times. I participated in their Young Parents Program as well as their Youth Work program. I was a college student and a teenage single mother of two. I relied on the YPP for education and support and eventually graduated college. I always knew I could go to the Community Partnership if I was in need, be it of diapers until my payday or advice about my toddler or newborn. They were my home-away-from-home. I cannot thank them enough.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wow! Where do you start?! The Community Partnership is a wonderful organization providing many outstanding and much needed services to the local community. Their programs have an impact on children and families in incredible ways. I moved to the area over 2 years ago, and from the moment I heard about The Partnership and learned about their work, I was impressed. I continue to be impressed, especially having had the opportunity to develop a strong partnership with them. Over the last 2+ years I have had the honor of sending students to volunteer at The Community Partnership, and it never fails they have a blast! I am always able to speak highly of this organization because of what they contribute to our local community, and the example that their programs set on local and national level. The Partnership is truly a hidden gem in the middle of south central Missouri.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Phelps County Community Partnership is making great strides in bettering the lives of people in our area -- especially the young people. Their young parent mentoring program has not only helped young families in our area, it also helps discourage abuse and neglect by offering life skills classes. And there is a much lower case of repeat teen pregnancies among the participants. The Capable Kids and Families program addresses the needs of parents and children in a family with a special-needs child. They not only help with the isolation so common in such families, but they also lend out more than 1,400 pieces of therapeutic equipment -- equipment that is cost-prohibitive and typically no covered by insurance. The Phelps County Community Partnership does all of this -- and much more -- while still being good stewards of donors' money. 84% of the funds donated by individuals goes directly to programs and the proceeds from the Partnership Resale Shop also go directly back into programming.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Community Partnership is just that, a partnership in the community! Whenever there is a need, the Community Partnership will come right beside another organization or group of people and help with whatever is needed. The employees there are dedicated to the community and believe in helping and serving. Many of the employees dedicate numerous volunteer hours to other organizations, once again solidifying the name of the Community Partnership!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I serve as the Director of Community Development for the City of St. James and have been personally involved as a volunteer in various programs and services provided directly through the Partnership. I have also witnessed the Partnership's demonstrated success in partnering with other agencies and serving as a catalyst for new service provision in St. James and throughout Phelps County. The Community Partnership's role in improving the lives of the underserved and being a voice for those whose voice is not always heard is of particular interest to me - especially those of women and children. I believe that because of the Partnership's work, the lives of the women and children of our community are improved.

Review from Guidestar